Earth Day Events today!

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Happy Earth Day! I feel like I celebrated Earth Day yesterday as I had zippo access to internet (thanks Time Warner!) and spent most of the day raking leaves and composting with my kids. But, heck, I’m always in for a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to celebrate the real Earth Day!

Here are some events to do today (there are a ton to do this weekend, which I’ll publish Thursday night, so don’t panic if you can’t get out to celebrate today).

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: pot a plant
Plant a pot at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and of course, check out the magnificent cherry blossoms and lilies while you’re there.
Details: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., www.bbg.org

Readings, signings and vino at Green in Bklyn
Celebrate eco-living shop Green in Bklyn‘s 1 year birthday and Earth Day all in one!
11:30am – 1:00pm: Brooklyn author, Leda Meredith, signs her book: The Locavore Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget.
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Clinton Hill-based Vandra Thorburn answers questions & speaks about EM Bokashi Composting.
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Brooklyn artist, Claudia Pearson, signs her children’s book: Tribal Alphabet.
5:30pm – 7:00pm: Green in BKLYN hosts its own First Birthday with an Organic Wine Reception.
Details: 432 Myrtle Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205 (between Clinton and Waverly) PHONE: 718 – 855 – 4383

PS 58′s film and activities
In honor of Earth Day, the PS 58 Wellness Committee invites you to a very special FREE screening of a documentary film made by local students about where our food comes from called, WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE? This unique event is open to everyone in the community and we hope will provoke further discussion about making healthy food choices.
Details: The film will begin at 5:30pm in the PS 58 auditorium. PS 58, The Carroll School, is on Carroll Street at Smith Street. All are welcome to enjoy our fun and educational Earth Day activities
prior to the screening from 3:00 – 5:00pm in the schoolyard and then stay on to watch the film! P.S. 58, The Carroll School is located at: 330 Smith Street at Carroll Street. For more information about the film, including interactive games for the kids: http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/about/synopsis

Earth Day In Times Square
The lights of Times Square illuminate booths designed to raise awareness of environmental issues in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Also hear government officials, business leaders and entertainers dedicated to making the world greener.
Details:
Public Plaza between 42nd and 43rd streets, Thursday, 4/22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., www.earthdayny.org.

Grand Central Earth Fair (Outdoors)
Visit Vanderbilt Avenue for a two-day art, music and environmental celebration. In addition to the festivities, expect exhibits that are both educational and interactive. 
Details:
Friday, 4/23, noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, 4/24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Earth Day Eco-Fair, NYU Stern School
Make your Earth-Day more worth-while by visiting local vendors with sustainable and environmentally friendly products at the Eco-Fair. Vendors will include flowers, jewelry, clothing, ice cream and more! Learn about green products and services and find out how you can continue to buy sustainably. Details: Thursday 4/22, noon-6 p.m., Gould Plaza at Stern School of Business, 44 West 4th Street, nyustern-sea.campusgroups.com.

(thanks to www.newyorkfamily.com for the last 3 event listings)

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